Next weekend our niece, Maria, is graduating from high school and moving onto the next stage of her life....college at the University of Alabama. Today was the scholarship ceremony at John Carroll High School, where they announce all of the scholarships that the seniors have been awarded. Of course, many of them were known to the students and their families if they were given by the universities themselves. However, several were applied to by seniors all of the city or nation, and were announced today. It was great to be there to see her receive a handful of awards. One was a special designation, The Pat Sullivan Scholarship, given only to one athlete with a high GPA....and she received it!
None of these really surprised me as she is in the top ten of her class, and has excelled in athletics all four years of high school - doing especially well in track and field the past two years. Of course her hard work during high school has really paid off, and the family couldn't be more excited to see her at every Alabama football game this Fall. Roll Tide!
Congratulations Maria, and best wishes for another exciting and memorable four years! We love you with all of our hearts!